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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution appertains to stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server managed by a web hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's explore these. In that way, you can pick what you want, based on whether you desire to have a web page, email addresses, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular firms, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are frequently supported by displaying ads next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific interval of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would apportion the workload between autonomous groups of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting kind is good if you desire to share an enormous quantity of pics with buddies or colleagues since the solution is generally free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to handling your mails. Some vendors provide site hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you wish to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your website hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to run as many video files as you want to without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mails, upload video clips, and so on. At, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be limits based on the type of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific web content only.